Nina Perera Collier papers, 1934-1950

Collier, Nina Perera
Arts administrator
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 1500 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Correspondence and records regarding the Index of American Design, Federal Art Project, Federal Recreation Project, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Concerts, Washington Summer Concerts Association; New York World's Fair, National Fact Finders Exhibition, Federal Writer's Project, Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and the movement for permanent government art programs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Administrator for the Section of Professional and non-Manual Projects of Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Washington, D.C. Became publicist for the Information Service of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). FERA was the forerunner of the WPA.

Lent for microfilming by Nina Perera Collier.

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